Eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help not only your heart but also your eyes. This isn’t surprising as your eyes rely on tiny arteries for oxygen and nutrients, just as the heart relies on much larger arteries. Researchers have linked foods rich in certain vitamins and nutrients to reducing the risk of certain serious eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Essential vitamins and minerals for eye health include Vitamin A (for the cornea and vision in low light), Vitamin C (antioxidant for blood vessels), Vitamin E (cell protection), Zinc (retina health), Omega-3 Fatty Acids (structural development, prevention of dry eyes and AMD), and Lutein/ Zeaxanthin (protecting eyes from harmful light).
Incorporating a diverse range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish into your diet can supply these nutrients crucial for maintaining optimal eye health.
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